DVL: Watson has a day to remember as Snainton hammer Ganton 2nds

Wykeham 3rds batsman Jim Cockerton in action against Cayton 3rds. Picture: Steve Lilly
Wykeham 3rds batsman Jim Cockerton in action against Cayton 3rds. Picture: Steve Lilly

Leigh Watson was in scintillating form as he helped Snainton to a huge 187-run against Ganton 2nds in Division B.

Watson was in form with the bat as he smashed an unbeaten 117 in Snainton’s huge 265-2, Carl Wilson, 54, Michael Eyre, 48 and Paul Nicholson, 25 not out, offering support as Dan Reardon took both wickets for Ganton 2nds 49 runs.

Despite Mark Lockwood hitting 24 in the reply, Watson was at it again as he took 7-28 and also took three catches to round-off a superb individual performance and team effort as they skittled out Ganton for just 78.

Valley Bar Nomads also enjoyed a comfortable afternoon as Dave Parkinson, 6-4, and Jim Hunter 4-12, combined to bowl Ravenscar 2nds out for just 17 before knocking the runs off without loss.

There was another dominant win in the division as Muston eased past rock-bottom Scalby 3rds.

Mark Precious, 5-16, and Steve Norris, 5-25, did the damage with the ball as Jack Boddy’s side were all out for just 52, before Pete Bray hit an unbeaten 36 in the reply as no wickets fell.

Cayton 3rds remain in the promotion hunt after they took a secured a huge win against rivals Wykeham 3rds.

Darren Jones was their star man as he produced figures of 6-50 as he teamed up with Chris Pearson, 3-46, to bowl Wykeham out for 127 before hitting 25 as they made it home seven wickets down.

Steve Roswald also hit 30 as Cayton eased home to the victory despite Graham Shannon claiming 3-27.

It was a concerning day for the Derwent Valley League as two games were conceded in Division A, both Forge Valley 3rds and Nawton Grange 2nds conceding their games against Hospitals/Rugby Club and Flixton 3rds respectively.

Kirkbymoorside hammered Wold Newton by 112 runs to claim a 19-point haul.

They made 204-5 batting first as James Magson smashed 74 and was supported by Graham Jeminson, 39, Jamie Harper, 37, and Andy Marley 26.

Despite Steve Harrison compiling 61 in reply, none of his teammates could contribute and they ended their knock on 92-9 as Harper took 4-16 and Howard Mudd 3-21.

It was a low-scoring affair at Filey 2nds, where the home side suffered a six-wicket reverse against Sherburn 2nds.

Filey were all out for just 62 as Arran Oldroyd shone with the ball, taking figures of 6-28 while Dan Bean took 3-29, only Ian Chapman troubling the scorers with an unbeaten 27.

Kev Chapman then did his best to drag Filey back into the game with 3-36, but Philip Leckonby’s 29 helped Sherburn home to 63-4.


DIVISION A (*Denotes Home Team)

Sherburn 2nds 63-4 (Philip Leckonby 29, Kevin Chapman 3-36) beat *Filey 2nds 62 all out (Ian Chapman 27no, Dan Bean 3-29, Arran Oldroyd 6-28) by 6 wkts. Pts 18-2.

*Kirkbymoorside 204-5 (Graham Jeminson 39, James Magson 74, Jamie Harper 37, Andy Marley 26) beat Wold Newton 2nds 92-9 (Steve Harrison 61, Jamie Harper 4-16, Howard Mudd 3-21) by 112 runs. Pts 19-2.

Hospitals/Rugby Club beat *Forge Valley 3rds - Forge Valley 3rds conceded. Pts 20- -10.

*Flixton 3rds beat Nawton Grange 2nds - Nawton Grange 2nds conceded. Pts 20- -10.

No Game - Lockton.


Snainton 265-2 (Leigh Watson 117no, Michael Eyre 48, Carl Wilson 54, Paul Nicholson 25no, Dan Reardon 2-49) beat *Ganton 2nds 78 all out (Mark Lockwood 24, Leigh Watson 7-28) by 187 runs. Pts 20-1.

*Muston 2nds 55-0 (Pete Bray 36no) beat Scalby 3rds 52 all out (Steve Norris 5-25, Mark Precious 5-16) by 10 wkts. Pts 20-0.

Valley Bar Nomads 18-0 beat *Ravenscar 2nds 17 all out (Jim Hunter 4-12, Dave Parkinson 6-4) by 10 wkts. Pts 20-0.

Cayton 3rds 129-7 (Steve Roswald 30, Darren Jones 25, Graham Shannon 3-27) beat *Wykeham 3rds 127 all out (Chris Pearson 3-46, Darren Jones 6-50) by 3 wkts. Pts 17-5.

No Game - Thornton Dale 2nds.